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When does a "reach" become a "waste of time and money"

Re: When does a "reach" become a "waste of time and money"
« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2007, 11:29:43 PM »
Here's a better statistical calculator of school chances, it's in-depth and gives you a lot to look at:

www.lsatreport.com

The 1 school I've been accepted to so far, it gave me a 50/100 on my "range."

I used this to weed out the presumptive dings from my application list. 

How did you calculate which ones would be certain dings? 25/100 and lower?

Any schools at which you are "below range" are probably dings.  0-50 are good targets and 51-100 are presumptive admits and "above range" are safeties. 

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Re: When does a "reach" become a "waste of time and money"
« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2007, 07:13:01 AM »
Here's a better statistical calculator of school chances, it's in-depth and gives you a lot to look at:

www.lsatreport.com

The 1 school I've been accepted to so far, it gave me a 50/100 on my "range."

I used this to weed out the presumptive dings from my application list. 

How did you calculate which ones would be certain dings? 25/100 and lower?

Any schools at which you are "below range" are probably dings.  0-50 are good targets and 51-100 are presumptive admits and "above range" are safeties. 

Good call! What about those that are in the 1-25 range? Are those semi-reaches? I'm a 24 at UF and a 26 at UGA, which is odd.

Re: When does a "reach" become a "waste of time and money"
« Reply #22 on: November 23, 2007, 09:02:45 AM »
Here's a better statistical calculator of school chances, it's in-depth and gives you a lot to look at:

www.lsatreport.com

The 1 school I've been accepted to so far, it gave me a 50/100 on my "range."

I used this to weed out the presumptive dings from my application list. 

How did you calculate which ones would be certain dings? 25/100 and lower?

Any schools at which you are "below range" are probably dings.  0-50 are good targets and 51-100 are presumptive admits and "above range" are safeties. 

Good call! What about those that are in the 1-25 range? Are those semi-reaches? I'm a 24 at UF and a 26 at UGA, which is odd.

"0" represents a candidate who is at the 25th percentile for both LSAT and GPA.  So, anything over that seems like a good target, and 1-25 are probably "target-reaches".

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Re: When does a "reach" become a "waste of time and money"
« Reply #23 on: November 23, 2007, 09:16:19 AM »
Thanks Willy! Seems like a really good site, I like it!

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Re: When does a "reach" become a "waste of time and money"
« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2007, 09:52:15 AM »
Some schools that I definately wouldn't mind going to (Cardozo, Brooklyn, Case Western, Tulane and others) seem to be just outside my numbers. 

I think you'll have a good responce with Case Western, and I don't think Brooklyn and Cardozo are long shots if you apply PT.

Cardozo PT

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Re: When does a "reach" become a "waste of time and money"
« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2007, 11:26:21 AM »
A reach becomes a waste of money when you are deciding between eating that night or applying to the school.

Re: When does a "reach" become a "waste of time and money"
« Reply #26 on: November 25, 2007, 04:46:55 PM »
A reach becomes a waste of money when you are deciding between eating that night or applying to the school.

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LOL.  I don't know; I'd skip a couple meals to get into Stanford :)

Re: When does a "reach" become a "waste of time and money"
« Reply #27 on: November 25, 2007, 06:50:28 PM »
A reach becomes a waste of money when you are deciding between eating that night or applying to the school.

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LOL.  I don't know; I'd skip a couple meals to get into Stanford :)

I'd not only skip the meals, but I would take them away from other people as well.  I mean, not starving children or anything, but I'd empty my stoner neighbors' fridge if I thought my chances would be improved.  Hell, I might just do that anyway for kicks.  ;D